Civil Engineering Technician Salary Range 45,040.00 - 63,120.00 USD by axj70834



Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: Indian Health Service
Sub Agency: Department of Health and Human Services -
Job Announcement Number:

 Civil Engineering Technician

  Salary Range: 45,040.00 - 63,120.00 USD                                Open Period: Tuesday, October 07, 2008
  per year                                                               to Tuesday, October 28, 2008
  Series & Grade: GS-0802-09/09                                          Position Information: Full-time Permanent
  Promotion Potential: 09                                                Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - Escondido, CA 1
                                                                         vacancy - Arcata, CA
  Who May Be Considered:
  Any U.S. Citizen

  **Applicants who are eligible for any other appointing authorities
  may also be considered under IHS's Merit Promotion Plan/
  Service Examining Plan.

 Job Summary:
 The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of
 Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal
 health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The IHS
 provides a comprehensive health services delivery system for
 American Indians and Alaska Natives with opportunity for maximum
 tribal involvement in developing and managing programs to meet
 health needs.

 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), California Area
 Indian Health Service, Office of Environmental Health & Engineering,
 Escondido District Office, and Arcata Field Office.

 POSITION DETAILS: (1 of 7)10/2/2008 11:32:03 AM

 Travel Required: Yes, 3-5 days a month
 Supervisory/Managerial Position: No
 Relocation Expenses Paid: No
 Is position covered by PL 101-630? No
 Is drug testing required? No
 Is government housing available? No

 In order to be considered for this position, you must follow the
 instructions listed on the "How to Apply" tab. This vacancy requires
 that you submit responses to a questionnaire. If you do not submit
 this information by the closing date of the announcement, you will
 not be considered. Please check "How to Apply" before
 clicking "Apply Online" below.

 The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute
 preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who
 are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. The Indian
 Health Service (IHS) by law is committed to affording employment
 preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates who
 the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment
 to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS
 policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3.
 In other than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal
 Opportunity Employer.

 Key Requirements:
        q   Position subject to background investigation
        q   Males born after 12/31/59 must be regestered with the
            Selective Svc System

 Major Duties:
 Incumbent works with District field engineers to prepare conceptual
 and construction plans for water, wastewater, and solid waste
 disposal facilities using AutoCAD software. Designs earthwork,
 pipeline plan and profiles including water and sewer mains,
 wastewater treatment ponds, site grading plans, building and floor
 plans, mechanical designs, and roadways to meet project objectives.
 Selects materials/components and calculates sizes/dimensions, taking
 into consideration the objective of the project as well as cost
 implications of design choices. Visits sites to resolve
 inconsistencies, obtain missing data, and become familiar with
 specific location requirements. Prepares complete sets of plans for
 projects. Provides expert advice to engineers and other technicians
 in the Escondido District concerning the operation of AutoCAD. Work
 assignments will also include surveying and inspection duties to
 assist engineers. (2 of 7)10/2/2008 11:32:03 AM

 The qualifications for this position are described below and are
 published in the "Qualification Standards Operating Manual". See

 For GS-9: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-8
 level in federal service or two full years of graduate study or a
 master's degree in an accredited university or college meets the
 requirements (18 semester hours should be considered equivalent to
 one full year of study) OR a combination of education and

 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE DEFINED: This is experience preparing
 construction drawings, and plans for engineering work, AND
 performing surveying and inspection duties.

 Selective Placement Factor: You must be highly proficient in
 using Computer Aided Drafting systems to generate engineering plans
 in order to be considered for this position.

 Your education and work experience may be combined to meet the
 qualification requirements of this position. Graduate education
 must be directly related to the work of the position in order to be

 You must meet the requirements of the position by the closing date
 of the job announcement and provide the required documents no later
 than 12:00 midnight on the closing date of the job announcement to
 be considered for this position.

 How You Will Be Evaluated:
 The HHS Careers system simplifies the Federal application process
 by replacing the former KSA job-element statements with on-line self-
 assessment questions. Your resume and responses to the self-
 assessment questions are an integral part of the process for
 determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the

 If found qualified, your score will range from 70-100 points (not
 including points that may be assigned for Veterans' Preference) and
 will be based on your responses to the questions and information
 stated in your application. Please follow all instructions
 carefully as errors and omissions may affect your score. Your score
 is critical for you being referred for the job. You will be deemed
 well qualified if you score 85 and above.

 Therefore, it is important to support your responses to the vacancy
 questions by providing examples of past and present experience when
 requested. (3 of 7)10/2/2008 11:32:03 AM

 Additional details on the application process can be found under the
 How to Apply tab.

 To preview questions please click here.

  The federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits. A
  benefits package is available.

  Other Information:
  Veterans Information

  Displaced Federal employees ICTAP criteria.
  CTAP Information

  For more information on which hiring plan you may fall under please
  click here; Which hiring plan should I select?


 How To Apply:
 You must begin the application process online at USAJOBS. Submitting
 your USAJOBS resume and responses to the vacancy questions online
 is mandatory to be considered for this vacancy announcement.

 First, read this entire vacancy announcement. While reading the
 announcement carefully, take note of any qualifications, rating
 factors, job-related questions or specific duties that are listed.

 Next, login to MYUSAJOBS and
 edit your existing resume or create a new resume to highlight the
 skills and experiences you have that relate to THIS SPECIFIC

 Once you've crafted a vacancy-specific resume, return to
 the announcement and select "Apply Online." Select your vacancy-
 specific resume and submit it for consideration by clicking "Apply
 to this position now!" This will then take you to the IHS HHS
 Careers system to answer the core questions and job specific

 Once you have completed the online questionnaire, you may return to
 USAJOBS. However, your application may not be complete. Make sure
 you submit any supporting documentation (see below) before midnight
 Eastern Time on the closing date. (4 of 7)10/2/2008 11:32:03 AM


 This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
 disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of
 the application and hiring process, please contact Jeanne Taylor at
 (916) 930-3981 X335. The decision on granting reasonable
 accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 Required Documents:
 You must provide the required information during the on-line
 application process and fax all supporting documents to the fax
 number listed; if any of the following are missing when the
 announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:

           1.   Resume complete in HHS Careers
           2.   Responses to Core Questions
           3.   Responses to Vacancy specific questions
           4.   Applicable Supporting Documentation

 Supporting documentation requested to complete the application

 1. Resume - to be entered during on-line application process
 2. If claiming Indian Preference, you must submit the BIA Form 4432
 "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS".
 3. If claiming Veteran's Preference, include a copy of DD-214 Form,
 and SF-15 if claiming 10 point Veteran's Preference.
 4. Transcripts must be provided if substituting education for
 experience and/or if the position has a positive education
 5. OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment OF306.doc REQUIRED FOR ALL

 Contact Information: (5 of 7)10/2/2008 11:32:03 AM

           Jeanne Taylor
           Phone: 916-930-3927
           Fax: 916-930-3973
           TDD: 301-443-6394

           Or write:
           Department of Health and Human Services - IHS
           650 Capitol Mall, Suite 7-100
           Sacramento, CA 95814
           Fax: 916-930-3973

 What To Expect Next:
 Once the job announcement closes, we will evaluate applications to
 determine qualifications and ranking. The most highly qualified
 candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further
 consideration. You will be notified of the outcome by e-mail.

 The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color,
 religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age,
 membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

 Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where
 appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring
 process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
 accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

                                            Send Mail to:
                                            Department of Health and Human Services - IHS
                                            650 Capitol Mall, Suite 7-100
                                            Sacramento, CA 95814
                                            Fax: 916-930-3973 (6 of 7)10/2/2008 11:32:03 AM

                                            For questions about this job:
                                            Jeanne Taylor
                                            Phone: 916-930-3927
                                            Fax: 916-930-3973
                                            TDD: 301-443-6394

                                             USAJOBS Control Number: 1358084 (7 of 7)10/2/2008 11:32:03 AM

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